Lane Bacon is known for his handcrafted wood boxes. He has been working wood professionally for more than 30 years Since he works with wood, he does not have a favorite color though he uses Cherry is my go-to species of wood because of its grain and workability. Lane told us that his work can take anywhere from a few hours to weeks depending on the complexity of the piece. He is interested in learning more about turning and working with spindles. One thing that may surprise you is that Lane is learning to play the banjo. Laneâs advice to our newer artists is to be persistent, donât be afraid to make mistakes and try new things.